Entertainment calendar, High Points This Week (July 4-10, 2013)

Jul. 04, 2013 @ 01:04 AM

July Fourth

UNCLE SAM JAM will be held today at Oak Hollow Festival Park, 1841 Eastchester Drive. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Music begins at 5 p.m. A fireworks show starts at 9:45 p.m. The event is sponsored by High Point Parks and Recreation Department. Live music is by Rough Draft (disco, Motown, beach) from Charlotte at 5 p.m. and Parmalee (country rock) from Greenville, N.C., at 7:30 p.m. Other events include sales by vendors, a children’s area, free crafts and inflatables (tickets required). No alcohol, animals (other than service animals), cans or glass bottles will be allowed. Bags and coolers will be searched. Parking is $10 per car at the park and several businesses along Eastchester Drive. For more information, call 883-3469. 

In concert

SUNSET SOUNDS concert series opens for the summer at 7 tonight with a performance of Southern gospel music by LeBeaus at the Gazebo on Main Street, Thomasville.

EASTERN MUSIC FESTIVAL’S Young Artists Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hayworth Fine Arts Center, High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave. The program includes light classical and popular repertoire. A limited number of complimentary tickets is available for the public; call 841-9209 or send email to reservations@highpoint.edu. Profesional dress is required.

Stories

STORYTELLER SATURDAYS at the Park series continues at 10 a.m. Saturday at a new city park at 738 Washington St. Cynthia Brown tells stories this week. She has been a performer and educator for more than three decades in North Carolina and the South. She performs, conducts workshops and collects stories. She is featured regularly on National Public Radio. Free

For kids

HIGH POINT Neal F. Austin Public Library, 901 N. Main St., sponsors the following free programs for children in the first floor Storyroom:
• Bookworm story time for age 1 — 10 a.m. Tuesday;
• Time 4 Twos story time for age 2 — 11 a.m. Tuesday;
• American Sign Language story time — 3 p.m. Tuesday; registration required; call 883-3666;
• Family story time for all ages — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday;
• “Growing Up in the Animal World,” for children age 4 and older to meet live animals and learn about how they change as they grow, presented by North Carolina Museum of Natural Science — 11 a.m. Wednesday; registration required; call 883-3666;
• Pre-school story time for age 3-5 — 2 p.m. Wednesday.

JAMESTOWN Public Library, 200 W. Main St., sponsors the following summer reading and enrichment programs:
• Native American artifacts, make-your-own dream-catcher, for middle school students — 1-2 p.m. Tuesday.
Free

Festival

SOUTHEAST OLD THRESHERS’ Reunion continues 8 a.m.-9 p.m. today through Saturday at Denton FarmPark, 1072 Cranford Road. The reunion showcases farm machinery and agricultural activity, and it includes demonstrations, live bluegrass and gospel music, sales by vendors, children’s activities, trans and train rides. Camping is available. $14 for adults, $6 for children younger than 12, free for preschoolers. 859-2755, www.farmpark.com